Friday, March 31, 2006

Quick dinner...

Tonight dinner, Chicken-Peanut Chow Mein, is fast to cook so it helps to have all the prep work done ahead of time to keep things moving. You could prepare the carrots and trim the snow peas a day or so ahead of time if you are short on time. While you wait for the pan for the chicken to heat up, the carrots, snow peas and noodles are cooked together in a pot of boiling water. The chicken gains quite a bit of flavor from being cooked in a strongly flavored dark sesame oil and a bit of soy sauce.

When the chicken is done, freshly grated ginger and mushrooms are quickly sauteed in a dash more sesame oil. A flavorful sauce is added to the mushroom mixture made from soy sauce, chicken broth, oyster sauce with a bit of heat from crushed red pepper. Everything is then mixed together and topped off with green onions and crunchy peanuts. This would be a perfect dish to cook with a friend and both be involved since it moves pretty fast.


  1. Sounds delicious! I'm going to give this one a try.

  2. This looks great, Joe. Very colorful! I haven't had chow mein in ages!

  3. I love Chow Mein and yours is so much colorful and appetizing !!! :)

  4. Michele - Please do! Let me know how it comes out!

    Nic - Thanks! I happy to say the leftovers were well enjoyed too!

    Sab - thanks!